Civilization VI will conquer your PC on October 21

Developer Firaxis and owner Take-Two Interactive have announced Civilization VI, the next entry in the popular grand strategy game series. Arriving October 21 on PC, Civilization VI will bring new features to the series, like physically-expanding cities, more active technological and cultural research, and more.

According to Take-Two Interactive, here's what you can expect from Civilization VI:

  • EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain;
  • ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization's progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures;
  • DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations;
  • COMBINED ARMS: Expanding on the "one unit per tile" design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful "Corps" units;
  • ENHANCED MULTIPLAYER: In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session;
  • A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems are designed to introduce new players to the underlying concepts of Civilization so they can easily get started on a path to victory.

You can pre-order the standard edition of Civilization VI right now for PC on Steam for $59.99. There will also be a deluxe version of the game, which features the full game, the 25th anniversary soundtrack, and access to four post-launch DLC expansions. The price for the deluxe edition is unknown at this time.

Pre-order Civilization VI on Steam

28 Comments
  • Cool time for a new AOE also
  • Indeed, been waiting for AOE IV forever.
  • lol who thought that group of hackers will conquer pcs :D
  • No Sid Meier on the name?
  • Check the website, it has the name.
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  • Nice, I wonder if there's a chance this will come to the Windows Store. $60 seems expensive, but maybe this is the usual price for a new Civ game
  • Its the usual price for premium franchise games, like call of duty, battlefield, or any others. Only indie and early access or beta games are priced lower (typically).
  • Tbh I realised what confused me for some odd reason, I read the price as £ UK Price, but that's the USD price which makes total sense
  • I hope this comes to the Windows Store as a UWA with Xbox Live integration. It'd make sense that they'd be forward looking on that front considering how they embraced Windows 8 with the touch versions of Civ 5 and Beyond Earth.
  • Yes, it would be good to know if the touch option is going to be in this version. I never tried it but saw the option in the game's menu. I own Civ 5 but never really got around to playing it yet.
  • You're right, it was one of the few games that boasted native touch compatibility for Win 8. It would be nice to have it work with Windows 10 as an UWP, or rather, as a store app.
  • Oh man.. Think of the possibilities if this were a UWP app. Start a game on your pc at home, save the game to the cloud, play a few rounds at work on your phone, then connect to your dock in the hotel for some continuum action. I wish someone out there could implement this...
  • I rocked with Civ I and Civ II but Civ III was very hard to win for beginners or casual players like myself so I gave up on the franchise.  Maybe need to try again.
  • I would get this eventually, Civ V was a blast, and even though I didn't play it so much that I took advantage of all the expansions and content, it's good to have a new version of the game.  What I don't like, while I understand that they need or want to makemoney from a new iteration of the franchise, is that they start from scratch and end up selling us all new DLCs.
  • I have over 7800 hours into Civ 5 and I really hope they dont bung this one up like they did Beyond Earth. Pre-DLC releases in this series have a tendency to be sucky.
  • I agree. I hope this is better than Civ 5 before Brave New World which really made the game amazing imo. But default Civ 5 wasnt great. I enjoyed it but it wasnt special. Now, it is amazing :).
  • YAAAAASSSsssssss
  • Good-bye family life!
  • It is too bad they couldn't come up with an Alpha Centauri II.
  • I love Civ!
  • Amazing news! Have been addicted to this series for many years! Have played over 2400 hours of Civ V alone. Cant imagine how many hours it would be if I include Civ II, III and IV in to the equation ;-) Im so excited right now ^^!
  • Played all civs. Hoping we get better representation of air power in the military.
  • Gandhi: My words are backed with ANTI-MATTER BOMBS!!!
  • Can somebody name a few rts strategy games like Age of empires and empire earth, rise of nations?
  • it wont. i purchased them all im at the point that its the same game again and again. i dont think i will get this one.
  • I prefer the gameplay of Civ IV the best, but the touch integration of CivV and BE are nice on tablets (though IV does okay with touch, the UI is pretty friendly). I'll wait on VI till they get the kinks worked out in a dlc or two. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Still working on finishing revolution